Undergraduate Training Programs and Resources

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program:

We are not accepting applications at this time for the REU: Undergraduate Research in Race, Ethnicity, and Demography.
Please check back in Winter 2017 for details about the Summer 2017 program.

The program was previously supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation: REU Site: Undergraduate Research in Race, Ethnicity, and the Demography of Crime and Punishment (PI: David Kirk, SMA-1262384).  More information can be found here.

UT Undergraduate Certificate Program: "Social Inequality, Health, and Policy"

UT's Bridging Disciplines Program (BDP) is an interdisciplinary certificate program that helps students organize area requirements, electives, major requirements, internships, and research experiences around an interdisciplinary theme. One of the eight interdisciplinary themes, "Social Inequality, Health, and Policy," introduces students to the statistical study of human populations, with fundamental attention to issues of social and economic inequality. Through courses in Sociology, Educational Psychology, Anthropology, Social Work, Economics, Government, and Geography, students develop their skills in demography and policy analysis. Students may create specializations related to Family, Fertility & Human Development, Migration & Diaspora Population Studies, Public Health & Social Ethnology, and Social Inequality & Public Policy.

Undergraduate students accepted into the Social Inequality, Health, and Policy BDP have the opportunity to intern on faculty research projects at the PRC, better preparing them for graduate school, and for careers with governmental agencies, nonprofit organizations, and corporations.

For more information on this program, please visit the BDP program's website.


The University of Texas at Austin has a Web-based resource called EUREKA! to inspire undergraduate students to become involved in research and innovation and to enhance communication among faculty members across colleges and schools. The site features a university-wide directory of the research interests of more than 1,500 faculty members. With EUREKA!, students can find professors with expertise on subjects ranging from "adolescence" and "aging" to "urban studies" and "viruses." The Web site also allows students and faculty to identify areas of expertise by browsing according to college, department, research projects and research/academic unit.

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